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Schoolchildren are being kicked off school buses during the current exam period because provincial education departments have scrapped some transport subsidies. And certain schools are now illegally refusing to register children whose parents cannot prepay fees for next year.
Pravin Gordhan sticks to his guns and gives education the biggest portion of the national budget.
Racial representivity among teaching staff is lacking in most Gauteng public schools. And close to half of formerly whites-only schools have less than 20% African enrolment, probably because of language and fees policies at these schools.
Two vital education sectors were inexplicably overlooked in this year's Budget and the national Department of Education should explain its thinking in these areas, according to an analysis of the education budget released this week by the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa).
New data expose the staggering inequities in state schooling, putting Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's own performance squarely on the line.
TUT vice-chancellor says he was not worried by his alma mater's lack of accreditation.
Nzimande's plan to monitor transformation in South African universities has polarised the higher education sector.
School workbooks now introduce another steaming pile of tender-related questions in this debacle, writes David Macfarlane.